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The American

Author: Anton CorbijnRowan JoffeGeorge ClooneyIrina BjörklundViolante PlacidoAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2010.
Series: Focus Features spotlight series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past.
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Genre/Form: Crime films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Corbijn; Rowan Joffe; George Clooney; Irina Björklund; Violante Placido; Thekla Reuten; Paolo Bonacelli; Johan Leysen; Martin Booth; This is That (Firm); Greenlit Productions.; Smokehouse Pictures (Firm); Focus Features.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm); Universal Pictures (Firm)
OCLC Number: 671655370
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.
Notes: Based on the 1990 novel, A very private gentleman, by Martin Booth.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: deleted scenes; Journey to redemption : the making of The American; commentary with director.
Credits: Cinematography, Martin Ruhe ; music, Herbert Grönemeyer ; editor, Andrew Hulme.
Cast: George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for violence, sexual content and nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, Spanish and French) and DVS 2.0 stereo. surround (English).
Series Title: Focus Features spotlight series.
Responsibility: Focus Features presents ; a This is That/Greenlit/Smokehouse production ; produced by Anne Carey, Jill Green, Ann Wingate, Grant Heslov, George Clooney ; screenplay by Rowan Joffe ; directed by Anton Corbijn.

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After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past.

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